Final word

March 1, 1996

This week's Final Word comes from a traveller from Hannibal:

"If the reader thinks he is done, now, and that this book has no moral to it, he is in error. The moral of it is this: if you are of any account, stay at home and make your way by faithful diligence; but if you are 'no account,' go away from home, and then you will have to work, whether you want to or not. Thus you become a blessing to your friends by ceasing to be a nuisance to them - if the people you go among suffer by the operation."

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim , is Sylvia Nunn of Plymouth.

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